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Bucs put Snider on 15-day DL

by The Associated Press on July 29, 2013 10:50 AM

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list with discomfort in his left big toe.

To take Snider’s place on the 25-man roster, the Pirates recalled catcher Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Sanchez was hitting .288 with 26 doubles, 10 home runs, 42 RBIs and 35 runs scored. He also was the MVP in the Triple-A All-Star game on July 17.

This is Sanchez’s second stint this year with the Pirates.

He was recalled on June 21 and made his major league debut on June 23 at Anaheim, Calif., where he hit a double in his first career at-bat.

Martinez resigns after allegations

MIAMI (AP) — Tino Martinez resigned as the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach hours after complaints by players that he verbally abused them became public.

In one instance, Martinez acknowledged he angrily grabbed a player.

Martinez was in his first year as a professional coach this year.

He sat in the dugout during Miami’s 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, then met with Marlins officials and resigned.

White, Ruppert, O’Day enter Hall

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — James “Deacon” White, Jacob Ruppert Jr. and Hank O’Day were inducted posthumously into the baseball Hall of Fame.

A barehanded catcher, White was one of Major League Baseball’s earliest stars and was the first batter in the first professional game in May 1871.

Ruppert purchased the Yankees in 1915 and proceeded to transform what had been a perennial also-ran into a powerhouse, including the deal in 1919 that brought Babe Ruth to the Bronx.

O’Day had a seven-year career as a player but made his mark as an umpire, working more than 4,000 games.

Rangers, police investigate fight

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Texas Rangers say they’re investigating a claim by pitcher Tanner Scheppers that he was attacked in downtown Cleveland last week.

Scheppers said he was “sucker-punched by several young males” while going out to dinner a few blocks from the team’s hotel Thursday night.

He sustained facial cuts and bruises, and said his attackers ran away.

Cleveland-based entertainment website Scene reported Sunday that Scheppers verbally instigated the incident.

The website cited a witness without giving the person’s name.

The Cleveland Police Department said Sunday that Scheppers was involved in a physical altercation at 2:30 a.m. Friday.

The statement said Scheppers “refused to provide information and refused to make a police report.”

Scheppers, 26, said he was knocked to the sidewalk, but never lost consciousness.

He said he had a headache at the time but didn’t sustain a concussion.

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